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Jim Harris
STAGGERING: 1.5 million school children all around the world went on strike on Friday for climate change urging politicians and governments to urgently begin addressing climate change. There were 2,083 actions in 125 countries on every continent! This pic is from Australia!
Douglas Gook PREPARE THE GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE!!
The number of student climate strikers in the streets are providing us with the rallying call for all to Stand Up For Thier Futures.
Prepare the GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE in your workplace!
Prepare the GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE in your Union!
Prepare the GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE in your church!
Prepare the GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE in your family!
It's Extinction Rebellion time people and rising to the courageous call from our kids, our grandkids and the youth strikers is EARTH HOMEWORK for us all!
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Jim Harris
STAGGERING: 1.5 million school children all around the world went on strike on Friday for climate change urging politicians and governments to urgently begin addressing climate change. There were 2,083 actions in 125 countries on every continent! This pic is from Australia!
Douglas Gook PREPARE THE GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE!!
The number of student climate strikers in the streets are providing us with the rallying call for all to Stand Up For Thier Futures.
Prepare the GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE in your workplace!
Prepare the GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE in your Union!
Prepare the GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE in your church!
Prepare the GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE in your family!
Its Extinction Rebellion time people and rising to the courageous call from our kids, our grandkids and the youth strikers is EARTH HOMEWORK for us all!

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Causes Without Borders

"Oil spill "cleanup" is a kind of political theatre to prevent us from having a mature collective discussion about the real ongoing impact of yet another problem caused by the fossil fuel industry. For oil companies, though, oil spills are more of a feature than a bug, because pretending to clean them up increases their profit margins, even while utilizing techniques that worsen rather than lessen the toxicity of spills."Apart from the harm they cause to the entire planet through climate change, the oil and gas industry also wants us to ignore the harm they cause through oil spills. After years of effort and more than a billion dollars invested, the Kalamazoo river bitumen spill still has not been effectively cleaned up. https://bit.ly/2TZ0biY Marine mammals, other ocean life, and coastal economies are still suffering as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. https://bit.ly/2ucimmZ In fact, there are still uncapped wells in the Gulf of Mexico that have been leaking continuously for more than 14 years to keep making the problem worse. https://bit.ly/2TONMPt More than a quarter century later, the Exxon Valdez oil spill has also never effectively been cleaned up. https://bit.ly/2oTmHs1 In reality, we don't know how to effectively clean up oil spills at all, and the efforts made to look like we are doing so often make things worse rather than better. https://bit.ly/2oSbWq0 Dispersants like Corexit, which conveniently make spills less visible to the public eye, also have the unfortunate effect of making those spills more toxic rather than less so. https://bit.ly/2CsYhxa But the oil industry is more than happy to see this ongoing toxic impact on our collective environment because oil spills actually increase their profit margins. The company whose leaky pipeline or oil train leaks into your neighbourhood is typically the same company that gets paid to go through the motions of pretending to fix the problem. In a pipeline proposal, Kinder Morgan even claimed that spills would be good for the economy, so they are not so much a bug as a feature (at least for them). https://bit.ly/1nJ4rN0 No more new pipelines. ... See MoreSee Less

Oil spill cleanup is a kind of political theatre to prevent us from having a mature collective discussion about the real ongoing impact of yet another problem caused by the fossil fuel industry. For oil companies, though, oil spills are more of a feature than a bug, because pretending to clean them up increases their profit margins, even while utilizing techniques that worsen rather than lessen the toxicity of spills.
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